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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop in depth knowledge of a suite of sensors that are used in monitoring soil, micro-climate, plant/vine based monitoring systems and wineries. Students will develop skills in how to use data to inform practice change. Data acquired from sensor networks resources that are used as part of the critical zone observatory will be utilised in this subject to support the provenance of the product, drive increases in efficiency (crop and vineyard) and understand how this might generate greater profitability. By the completion of this subject, students will be able to analyse data to determine outcomes and seek efficiencies in an integrated food supply chain.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites AGR1AST and must be admitted into SBATE.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and explain the impact of digital technology or practice change in horticulture, agronomy, viticulture or wine making enterprises.

Lectures, tutorials and workshops in the field will be used to explore the theory of this technology with its uses and how it can improve practice.

02. Describe and evaluate a range of current sensor technologies

Combining content from lectures, scientific and industry literature students will learn the how sensor technology works.

03. Use an evidence-based practice approach to make accurate observations and develop reasonable inferences to effect changes in practice using data handling and processing.

Students will use sensor networks resources to collect data and practice data analysis. Students will integrate data analysed from sensor networks resources to report on how practice operations may change.

04. Explain the terminology, Occupational Health and Safety implications and ethical, legal and governance principles pertaining to sensing technologies.

Group case studies, lectures and presentations will be used for students gain a deeper understanding of the topics.

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